Almost all the bodies exhumed from mass graves in the recently liberated city of Izyum in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region show clear evidence of torture including violent castrations, investigators have declared.
Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevheny Yenin spoke of the horrendous treatment murdered civilians endured before their deaths in a harrowing admission to news site Suspilne yesterday.
‘We continue to find bodies with signs of violent death – there are many of them,’ Yenin said.
‘These include broken ribs and cracked skulls, men with bound hands, broken jaws, and severed genitalia.’
The minster, who previously worked as Ukraine’s deputy prosecutor general, said 146 bodies were exhumed from a mass grave on September 19 alone – one of several mass burial sites found throughout Izyum and surrounding settlements.
It comes as Kharkiv regional administration police chief Sergey Bolvinov shared images of Izyum police station, which he claimed had been converted by…